The Guyana Police Force’s A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Friday named Sergeant Keith Conway as the most outstanding Policeman for 2018 for his exceptional performance. Sergeant Gavin Boyce was given the second place for 2018. The announcement was made during the Division’s annual awards ceremony in the presence of the Police Commissioner Leslie James, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels, commanders, other ranks and stakeholders.In response to the award, Sergeant Conway explained that he worked mainly in the area of crime, solving some high-profile murder cases for this year. Hailing from the Ancient County of Berbice, the Sergeant said he was elated at this gesture.“As the Best Cop, it is one of the greatest feelings of my life. I’ve worked hard. I was very disciplined and dedicated. I was very consistent with my work. ComingAssistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken serving the junior ranks at ‘A’ Division’s second annual Christmas luncheon and award ceremonyfrom Berbice to Georgetown and to accomplish the best performer of the year is a great accomplishment for me.”Assuring a continued outstanding performance in 2019, the evidently proud officer thanked his fellow colleagues from the division for their support.Meanwhile, alongside him was, Sergeant Gavin Boyce, who explained that while there were setbacks in their line of duty, dedication to the job is always important and can guarantee consistency.“It feels good and it’s good to see another Sergeant rise to the occasion so it shows that there are other persons striving to be a Best Cop every year.”He acknowledged the youths and urged officers to pay attention to the younger generation, and alerting them of the consequences if they find themselves on the other side of the law.“You got to be a role model for the ranks and you got to be disciplined. I like to interact with the public, especially youths that people condemning, get them involved in sports. I let them know that we the Police don’t have nothing against you. We have something against you when you are involved in criminal activities,” said Boyce.Both officers were rewarded with cash and other consolation prizes. During that time, eight other ranks were also promoted from the Division.Divisional Commander Marlon Chapman also shared some remarks, stating that he is pleased with the performance of all officers during the course of 2018, since high-profile offenders were arrested for various criminal offences. They also managed to dismantle the carjacking ring and bank robbers which were prominent at one period.“Notably, the Division has had significant successes in terms of arresting and prosecuting high-profile offenders involved in homicides, gun and other categories of robberies and home invasion. Also, the dismantling of the famous carjacking ring and the dangerous criminal group that was responsible for targeting customers leaving central banks,” the Divisional Commander informed.He noted that officers have managed to keep Georgetown and its environs under control during the Christmas season and parliamentary sessions.